The first round of public consultation events have now been completed with 9 continuous days of consultation being completed at 5 different venues. Network Rail has stated that the response was largely positive.
Comments and feedback will now be evaluated and as the design proceeds this evaluation will be included, where possible, in the design solutions.
A second round of consultation will be planned for March 2016 in which local people will be able to see the completed design for the scheme and any proposed mitigation measures Network Rail are planning to implement as a result of their observations from the Environmental Impact assessment as well as those presented to them as feedback from the first round of consultation.
The time period for comments and feedback from the first round of consultation remains open until 20th October 2015 so if anyone has any additional comments of which they would like Network Rail to be aware, and possibly take account, then they should send these in.
Details of the consultation can be seen and feedback left on the Network Rail website.